The first weekend of 2018 was celebrated with great friends and equally great drinks. Friday night was get-together-night and I shared a meal with no fewer than 3 South Africa winemakers. Needless to say there were many liquid options. I remember the following wines that I drank with braaied chicken and summer salad: Ataraxia Sauvignon… Read More Weekend Wines
…By any other name would smell as sweet? When it comes to my neighbourhood wines, names are carefully selected and a perfect representation of the vineyard, property, family and winemaker. A wine label with a good story has my attention in equal measures to the wine. At the Elim Wine Festival winemaker Conrad Vlok led… Read More What’s in a name? That which we call a wine.
Once a year Elim wineries get together and lay on a festival. This year it was held again at Black Oyster Catcher farm. Early arrival guarantees a seat in the shade but who wants to sit with so many good wines and beer to taste, There are also tutored tastings presented by the winemakers. Loads… Read More Elim Wine Festival #loveoverberg
Elim is a 2 hour journey south from where I live in Hermanus. This drive down south feels like a real road trip as the best way to undertake it is to start early and stop over in Stanford for supplies of the sweet and flaky kind. The best time to make this voyage is during… Read More Elim Wine Festival – Sip Sip Hooray
Gansbaai hosted a hospitality industry dignitary last week. Here is what he did in 48 hours in Gansbaai. Drank Black Oyster Catcher Sauvignon Blanc. Did you know that Elim is South Africa’s southern-most wine ward? More Elim wines include Strandveld, De Werf, Lomond, Giant Periwinkle and Ghost Corner. Dinner at the Blue Goose seafood restaurant. Owner Riaan was there to… Read More 48 hours in Gansbaai #TourismForAll